Kelly Phillips Erb, the Taxgirl, has a blogging column about taxes at Forbes. She is the consummate blogger. Regular readers tune in because they’ve come to know, appreciate and love Kelly for the way she thinks about the world of taxes. Sometimes, she writes about her love for Philadelphia sports teams.
On the other hand, I’m an Atlanta Braves fan. I switched from the Cubs when their ace pitcher, Greg Maddox, signed with Ted Turner. I’ve stayed a Braves fan for nearly two decades for two reasons. They emphasize good pitching (and so do I) and win more than they lose.
Last night in the final game of the regular season the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, thereby losing the race for the National League wild card. From a New York Times news alert:
The Braves completed one of the most historic September collapses in baseball, losing 4-3 to Philadelphia in 13 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League wild card … The Braves led the Cardinals by 10-1/2 games at the start of play Aug. 26. Since then, the Cardinals are 22-9, the Braves 10-20.
Kelly will be happy today, but I’m crying. I’m also frustrated.
I’ll just have to keep reminding myself that there’s no crying in baseball. I leave you with a clip of the best scene from a great movie, A League of Their Own:
Is there crying in accounting?
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht